Monday, February 04, 2008

OPA turns 70

We have just returned from a weekend in Calgary via Lethbridge.
Nana took the kids we dropped off in her cozy little house, and we travelled on to Calgary to celebrate my dad's big day.
Mike and I were the first to arrive @ Opa and Omi's on friday night.
Moni and Richard were a close second flying in from Salmon Arm, and with whom we shared accomodations. Christian and Shari flew in a few hours later from Colorado and stayed at Irene's house.
All came prepared for a good time-and all came sans enfants. So much fun!

And thus was spent a weekend-chatting and laughing over good food, planning and re-planning for our short evening "program" (where the four of us sibs got up and sang 2 songs and made a picture powerpoint and told stories of our Papa), getting food ready and dressing up for the big event.
it was truly a wonderful time.
Our kids kept Nana on her toes, and we became time millionaires for the weekend.
Ahhh- a short February reprieve-who woulda thunk!?

Opa preparing for his 30 guests!

All the prettiest girls on one couch

Many years have passed since this hike in Austria, 1975

1 comment:

Sarah, Grand-Dutchess of Serendipity said...

Wow! What a fantastic excuse for a getaway! And the matchy matchies above are adorable!